Construction Feature

Hard Hat Hunter is a new social media network geared toward the construction industry and educating youth about the opportunities available in the skilled trades. (Hard Hat Hunter photo)
Social media site guiding connections in construction A new social media platform geared toward the construction industry is generating buzz around the globe, and it all started after two men from North Bay were left stranded after experiencing truck trouble.Hard Hat Hunter is an online construction-oriented forum that brings together employees, employers, job seekers, and industry and educational organizations to promote the sector.Working in Cochrane about five years ago, Ed Goulais and Paul Robillard — the owner and operations manager a...


Construction News

Thunder Bay hotel construction edges forward
A proposed Thunder Bay waterfront hotel has been issued a building permit for structural steel. After repeated delays in the project schedule, construction of the Marriott-Delta Hotel at Prince Arthur’s Landing is “one step closer,” said a City of Thunder Bay news release. “We will be very p...
Watay Power out to electrify Northern communities
A First Nations-owned transmission company is the Ontario government’s developer of choice to hook up remote communities in northwestern Ontario to the provincial power grid.Wataynikaneyap Power LP (Watay) was selected in late July to be the transmitter to build a 1,800-kilometre network to br...
Contractors break ground for a view of Lake Nipissing
The new vision for North Bay’s already-picturesque waterfront revival remains a work in progress, but the skeletal work of new construction on its fringes is already well underway.Structural work for a new hotel complex and public health unit was being erected in late July as City of North Bay...
Northern presence included on Indigenous design task force
Three faculty members from Sudbury’s McEwen School of Architecture have been appointed to sit on a new task force created by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).Patrick Stewart, Eladia Smoke, and David Fortin will participate in the task force, whose goal is to “seek ways to fos...


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